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View Poll Results: Do you have a mac?
Yes 128 62.44%
No 31 15.12%
Don't want one. 17 8.29%
Maybe later. 29 14.15%
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Old 02-21-2007   #1
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I am about to get a macbook for my 21st birthday. I have to pay half lol just wondering how many others have a mac?


edit. 7-10-07

I finally got a mac. Macbook 2ghz core 2 duo. 2 gigs ram. I love it.!

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Too expensive for me!
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I've used and supported Macs at work. I'd love to get a high end workstation, but the I basically have the equivalent in a Wintel box, but at 2/3 the price. As far as the "Mac experience" and Macs reportedly "working better" claims by Macophiles, I don't get it. A computer is a tool, and my criteria is that they do what I want for them. Macs and PCs are both different and desirable for different reasons. I would prefer a Mac as a digital imaging workstation. No way would I want to use one for application development. So, my answer is, maybe, someday.
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I didn't want this to be a pc vs mac I'm just trying to see the numbers of members on this forum that own or use a mac. We can go all day on pc vs. mac
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I guess that was my point - in a long winded, roundabout way.
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Drake, I use a Mac G5 for all my computing. I have never owned a pc, nothing against them, just never owned one.
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Happy Birthday, Drake..

I've recently purchased a 17" MacBook Pro, after having a PowerBook G4/667 since Nov/2001.. For the family, we're using an eMac in the living room.. I also use a 20" iMac G5 at the studio.

I need Windows to access my bank's website and do transactions. So on the MacBook Pro, I bought Parallels, which allows me to run Windows natively on the Intel Duo Core 2 processor.. It's pretty fast..
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I mainly use a 24" imac at home, and a 20" at work. Funnily enough though, I'm typing this on the 24" running Vista and it's a very nice experience. Clean, fast and so far everything works well. Parallels is good as Waleed says - gives you an excellent way of running Windows on the Mac.

Also - check out the new VMWare Fusion Beta Program. It has the ability of using native graphics hardware so can emulate some games at decent speed. Quite impressive.

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Also - check out the new VMWare Fusion Beta Program. It has the ability of using native graphics hardware so can emulate some games at decent speed. Quite impressive.
Hey Paul, I just downloaded VMware to try it out, and I was given a serial number that will keep it alive until May. However, after a bit of testing, I found it to be a bit slower than Parallels (yes, I installed the VMware Tools). Not to mention, the display acceleration option was not available in the settings.. Could it be because I'm using an integrated display?! Who knows
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Waleed - I think you've nailed the reasons. The VMware Fusion uses the graphics card to a greater extent than Parallels, and an integrated card may have a big impact. I've not seen any comparison benchmarks between the two but I've found the VMware beta to be pretty quick, though Parallels is certainly no slouch. A bigger benefit for me is that Fusion is supposed to support USB2. Last time I used Parallels it was USB1 and was very slow reading CF cards for example.


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